Obituaries

Tue
06
May

Bennie Coleman

Bennie Coleman, 79, of Pineville, and formerly of Columbia, passed from this life on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at his residence. He was born September 6, 1934 in Summerville to the union of his parents, Charles and Lettie Coleman. Bennie was a retired auto body repairman. He served his country in the United States Army for three years, having served in the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Todd Whittington officiating. Interment followed in the Squires Cemetery near Summerville under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Coleman Broussard; his parents; brother, Murphy Coleman; and two sisters, Alice Grafton and Ruth Crick. Survivors include three sons, Roger Coleman and wife Wanda of Pineville, Lance Coleman and wife Amber of
Tue
06
May

Rev. Doyle Stockman

Rev. Doyle Stockman, 84, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Wednesday,  April 30, 2014, at the LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena. He was born on Monday, March 17, 1930, in Ft. Necessity to the union of his parents ,
Dewey and Hester Lingefelt Stockman. Rev. Stockman was a retired Minister with over 50 years of preaching the gospel. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 3
Tue
06
May

Nita Faye Williams

Nita Faye Williams, 76, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Hill Top Nursing Home in Pineville. She was born November 24, 1937 in Natchez, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Bluford and Rosie Breithaupt Bailey. She was a homemaker and loved to sew. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church for eight years. Services were at 10 a.m.,
Tue
06
May

Bizer Preston Holder, Jr

Bizer Preston Holder, Jr., 57, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ferriday. “Lil Pres” was born on Thursday, September 27, 1956 in Orange, Texas, to
the union of Rev. Preston and Ruby Lucille Jones Holder. Services were held at 9 a.m., Thursday, May 1, in the chapel of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday with the Revs. Preston Holder and Denny Braswell officiating.
Tue
29
Apr

Loyd Carl Buckley

Loyd Carl Buckley, 86, of the Zenoria Community, was  received into Heaven on Sunday, April 20, 2014. He was born on Friday, December 9, 1927 in Atlantic, Iowa, to the union of John Franklin and Inez Scott Buckley.
Tue
29
Apr

Edwin R. Hughes

The Honorable Edwin R. Hughes, 78, of Longview, Texas, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, after a hard battle with cancer. Edwin Rene Hughes was born April 4, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Thomas R. Hughes and Renee M. Blancq Hughes, who died after childbirth. He was lovingly raised by his father and step-mother, Virginia Rose Leheay Hughes. Edwin graduated from Jesuit High School in New
Orleans in 1954. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in Germany. After his military service ended, he attended Indiana University graduating in 1960 and continued his education at Tulane University Law School, graduating in 1963. He began his legal career in Monroe, and then joined the law firm of Long & Sleeth in Jena, where he practiced law until he was elected District Judge in the 28th Judicial
Tue
29
Apr

Kathy Lynn Elliott Mayo

Kathy Lynn Elliott Mayo, 58, of Calhoun, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Monroe following a brief illness. She was born October 10, 1955, to the union of her parents, Narvelle Elliott and Frances Gilmore Elliott. Kathy was a 1973 graduate of Jena High School and retired as a school bus driver for the Catahoula Parish School System. After retirement, she was a stay-at-home grandma to her grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, social networking and shopping online. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 25, at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Rev. Wendell Sellers officiating. Interment followed in the Roselawn Memory Gardens in Calhoun under direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Survivors include her daughter, Kimberly Pool and husband Justin of Calhoun; two grandchildren, Jason Narvelle Pool and Jessi Leighanne Pool; her sister, Judy Norman and husband Abner of Clay, as well as her nieces and nephews.  
Tue
29
Apr

Marilyn Alice Boothe Nobles

Marilyn Alice Boothe Nobles, 75, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. She was born Friday, April 22, 1938 in Wallace Ridge Community in Catahoula Parish to the union of her parents, Marion and Leona Perry Tolbert. Marilyn was a member  of Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 23,  at Wallace Ridge Pentecostal
Church with the Revs. Todd Tucker, Norris Poole and Danny G. Chance officiating. Interment followed in the Joe Boothe Cemetery of Harrisonburg under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otis Boothe; brother, Riley Tolbert; infant sister, Flonnie Tolbert; four sisters, Mildred Terry, Minnie Lea Brown, Melia Brown, and Lelah Brown; and infant grandson, Jacob Ainsworth.
Tue
29
Apr

Tessie Maxine Cloessner

Tessie Maxine Cloessner, 97, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Jonesville. She was born Monday, January 15, 1917 in Wallace Ridge to the union of her parents, John Benjamin and
Marjorie Richardson Dosher. Mrs. Cloessner was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the Sandy Lake Community. She was known in the community for her cooking abilities, especially her chicken and dumplings and coconut cake. She was one of those rare people who loved to work and she enjoyed growing things in her yard and garden. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 24, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Craig James and Emile Bordelon officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery at Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands,
Tue
29
Apr

Martha Marie Lea

Martha Marie Lea, 85, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her residence. She was born December 31, 1928 in Manifest to the union of Walter Ebenezer and  Mary Penny Phillips Weeks. 
Mrs. Lea was a Certified Nursing Assistant. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church in the Wallace Ridge Community with the Revs. Todd Tucker and David Poole officiating.
Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd R. Lea; her parents; a brother, John Weeks; and grandsons, Bobby Reid and Christopher Lea. Survivors include three daughters, Ann Dingler, Linda Mason Pittman and Ludie Hawthorne, all of Harrisonburg; three sons, Ray Lea of Enterprise, David Lea of Harrisonburg,

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